Houston's Keenum making push for backup QB spot

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - Case Keenum spent last season on Houston's practice squad after wrapping up a record-setting career nearby at the University of Houston.

This season, a solid camp has the quarterback vying with T.J. Yates to back up Matt Schaub.

Keenum and Yates have been splitting snaps this week in practice with Schaub out following a death in his family. Coach Gary Kubiak says Schaub's absence is like having an extra preseason game to evaluate his two young quarterbacks before he makes a decision.

Yates came in second in Houston's first preseason game, but Kubiak says he'll give Keenum that role on Saturday against the Dolphins. He wants the pair to get equal time to give each one a chance to earn the spot.

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